PCCC Awards $110,000 to 20 Local Charities


Additional $5,000 goes toward Community Foundation of Ozarks’ upcoming Give Day in May

Area kids to benefit as local charities stretch each dollar

SPRINGFIELD – Helping kids brings amazing opportunities. For years, the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper has raised millions of dollars and provided incredible opportunities for local charities—all for the goal of assist children and families in need.

On Tuesday, the PCCC continued those efforts. Months after the PCCC raised more than $1 million (a record), the tournament awarded the final $115,000 of that amount—$110,000 to 20 local charities and $5,000 toward the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The foundation will leverage the money toward its upcoming Give Day in May.

Tournament Director Jerald Andrews announced the awards during a Tuesday afternoon presentation at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in southeast Springfield.

The 2014 tournament hauled in a record $1,002,862 for 46 local charities and, during the annual Celebration of Sharing in December, Andrews announced $115,000 would be distributed as grants through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

The dollars have greatly helped PCCC charities achieve their missions and will continue to do so. For instance, the Shriners Hospital Dads received $40,000 toward the purchase of a new van. The organization transports families, free of charge, to Shriners Hospitals. Ambassadors for Children will apply $9,000 toward clothing, socks, pajamas and shoe gift cards. Least of These will put $5,000 toward milk.

This year’s tournament, the 25th annual, is scheduled for Aug. 13–16 at Highland Springs Country Club. Many other events such as pro-ams and the Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic will be tied around the tournament, a stop on the Web.com Tour, in the weeks and days leading up to the tournament’s return.

Where the PCCC’s $115,000 is heading

Camp Barnabas: $4,500 – sensory room

Ambassadors for Children: $9,000 – clothing, socks, pajamas and shoe gift cards

Feeding Incorporated: $7,500 – food purchases only

Habitat for Humanity: $1,000 for women’s build

Shriners Hospital Dads: $40,000 – van

Fordland Clinic: $400 – booster seats

Least of These: $5,000 – milk

Convoy of Hope: $8,400 – school supplies and shoes for event days

Dogwood Ranch: $5,000 – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Champion Athletes of the Ozarks: $2,000 – life skills classes

Children’s Smile Center: $4,000 – dental supplies

NAMI: $2,500 – In Our Own Voice program

Springfield Advocates for Youth: $4,000 – education, books, clothing, field trips

Special Olympics of Missouri: $2,500 – 2015 Summer Games

HOPE Foundation: $1,200 – Fund mission

The Kitchen: $3,500 – Rare Breed daycare staff

Arc of the Ozarks: $5,000 – Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp

Big Brothers Big Sisters: $2,500 – programming needs per application

Friends of Abilities First: $1,000 – Music Therapy

Southwest Center for Independent Living: $1,000 – youth services program

Community Foundation of the Ozarks: $5,000 – Give Day in May

For questions, contact:

Price Cutter Charity Championship
3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield, Missouri 65809
417-887-3400 • 800-498-5678 • Fax: 417-889-2761

Price Cutter Charity Championship News & Notes

With the 25th Price Cutter Charity Championship scheduled Aug. 13-16 at Highland Springs Country Club, we’ll post weekly updates as the Web.com Tour makes its way to Springfield.

By the Numbers

13: Weeks until the PCCC’s first scheduled shot off the tee boxes

1,002,862: Amount, in dollars, the PCCC raised for local charities last year, a record

11,906,691: Amount, in dollars, raised in past 25 years

160,102: Amount, in dollars, of the Web.com Tour’s leading money winner, Indiana native Patrick Rodgers

Mizzou Tiger Wins in Brazil

Former University of Missouri standout Peter Malnati had his wife, Alicia, caddying for him over the weekend. Good decision.

The 27-year-old Indiana native failed to retain his PGA Tour card in 2014, but he’s already bounced back by winning the Brasil Champions presented by the MSBC at the Sao Paulo Golf Club. On Sunday, he fired a 5-under 66, earning a $153,000 check and moving to No. 2 on the Web.com Tour money list after four weeks.

His final day covered four bogeys with nine birdies, including three in a row. Overall, he sank a tournament-best 30 birdies – an encouraging sign considering Malnati made only five cuts in 18 starts last year, after earning his PGA Tour card through the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season.

By the way, Malnati bogeyed his first hole Sunday and briefly fell out of the lead. “I told Alicia that we have to stay focused and play one shot at a time,” he told the Web.com Tour and finished 22-under par 262.

For more on his story, read here: http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/news/2015/03/16/champion-rewind-peter-malnati.html

Last Year’s PCCC Champion

Everybody probably remembers the improbable finish to last year’s PCCC, when Cameron Percy leapfrogged Michael Kim on the 18th hole to take top honors. Percy earned a PGA Tour card for the victory. He currently ranks 173rd on the PGA Tour after playing in 10 events, making cuts in half the tournaments.

Speaking of Kim

The South Korean has regrouped from last August’s disappointment at the PCCC, where he mistakenly picked up his ball in the rough on No. 18. In turn, he got docked a penalty stroke that ultimately cost him the lead and the tournament win. Kim currently ranks 42nd on the Web.com Tour money list and finished 12-under par 272 in Brazil.

Next Stop

After Basil, the Web.com Tour heads 1,600 miles southwest to Santiago, Chile for the Chile Classic this weekend at Club de Golf Mapocho, the last stop for the Tour in South America.